Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. SUNY Delhi

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. SUNY Delhi

Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (11-3, 4-0 NAC) vs. SUNY Delhi (3-13, 0-0 ACAA), 7:00 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.

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Series History: Tuesday's game is the first-ever meeting between the Mariners and Broncos. Next season the two teams will meet as conference opponents, when Delhi becomes a member of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in both men's and women's basketball.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball picked up a commanding 64-33 victory over SUNY Canton in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action last Saturday afternoon inside of Smith Gymnasium, in the Second Annual Jimmy Card Celebration of Life Game.

The Mariners took an 11-6 lead into the second quarter and carried a 25-17 lead into halftime.

Maine Maritime came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Roos 39-16 in the final two quarters to pick up the win.

Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) led the Mariners with a career-high 15 rebounds and 10 points for the double-double, to go along with two assists, a steal and a block, while Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) tallied a game-high 16 points, three assists, two rebounds, two steals, and a block.

Autumn Watkins led the Roos with 12 points, two rebounds, and two assists.

The Mariners shot 36.2 percent from the floor, and 23.1 percent from behind the arc, while the Roos shot 27.9 percent overall and 30.0 percent from three-point land. Maine Maritime dominated the boards, outrebounding the Roos 49-23.

SUNY Delhi's Last Game: SUNY Delhi women's basketball fell to UMaine-Fort Kent last Saturday, 75-53 inside of Floyd L. Maines Arena.

Camryn McDonald shot 11-of-22 on the afternoon, for 27 points and 11 rebounds, to set a new team season-high in individual game scoring. Samiaya Salley added a dozen points with eight rebounds and three assists. Diana Echols grabbed 10 boards with two points, while Katelyn Lewis finished with five points and five boards. Delhi led, 51-45, in rebounds, including a 17-11 advantage offensively, as well as a 29-4 lead in points off the bench from McDonald and Echols.

Maine Fort Kent's starting five produced 71 of their 75 points, led by Savana Jankowski netting 23 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a pair of blocks. The Bengals started strong with a 26-12 lead after the first quarter, making five of their nine 3-pointers in the opening ten minutes. The Bengals built its lead to 36-21 at halftime before the Broncos tightened things up in the third period to cut things to 40-33 with 3:42 to go in the period. The Bengals, however, answered with another 26 points over the course of the fourth quarter, taking as much as a 26-point lead by game's end.

The Broncos finished at 30.4 percent shooting (21-for-69), making 5-of-25 threes, while Maine Fort Kent shot 40.3 percent (29-for-72) and hit on 9-of-23 from behind the arc. The Bengals took 17 Delhi turnovers to a 19-2 edge in points off turnovers, and used 11 offensive boards for a 19-13 lead in second chance points.

The Bengals' Keri La recorded 14 points with seven boards and five assists, as Ivette Trujillo connected for 12 points and five rebounds. Stephanie Cervantes and Ranika Guyton each tallied 11 points, with Cervantes posting a team-best 10 rebounds on the day.

The Mariners: After 14 games the Mariners average 65.6 points, 42.1 rebounds, and 13.5 assists per game, while shooting 39.5 percent from the floor, 31.1 percent from three-point land and 65.5 percent from the line.

Melinda Ogden leads the Mariners with 13.9 points per game, while Lauren Plissey averages 11.6 points per game and leads the team with 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals per game and Maureen Stanton (Abington, Mass.) leads the team with 3.3 assists per game.

The Broncos: After 16 games the Broncos average 58.1 points, 42.6 rebounds and 12.8 assists per game, while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor, 26.6 percent from behind the arc, and 58.7 percent from the line.

Samiaya Salley leads the Broncos with 11.8 points, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game, Kiera Holland averages 10.5 points per game and Sam Acuna averages 10.3 points per game. Diana Echols leads the team with 8.6 rebounds per game.